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Transitions and Transgressions: A PG and ECR Conference - 11th Sept 2014 [CFP deadline: 2nd June]

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 8:41am
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Modern and Contemporary Research Group - Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University

Transitions and Transgressions

A one-day postgraduate and early-career researcher conference

Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University
Thursday 11th September 2014

Keynote speaker: Dr Pam Thurschwell, University of Sussex

THE JOURNAL OF NEW ZEALAND LITERATURE: FULLY FUNDED SPECIAL ISSUE for 2015

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 1:47am
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature
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The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is calling for expressions of interest in a fully-funded special issue for 2015.

* Proposals must align with JNZL's mandate to publish new peer-reviewed scholarly work in New Zealand literary and cultural studies.

* Proposals need the majority support of JNZL's international advisory board.

* The proposer/s will take responsibility for organizing any related conference/ symposium and for issuing relevant calls for papers.

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE: May 15th Urban Studies and Pop Culture

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:42pm
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Megan Cannella/MPCA/ACA (Oct. 3-5, 2014)
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Call for Papers:
URBAN STUDIES
2014 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Indianapolis, IN
JW Marriott Indianapolis
EXTENDED DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2014
Submissions.mpcaaca.org

Topics can explore any facet of urban studies. Papers can take ecocritical approaches and focus on depictions of urban landscapes throughout pop culture. Papers can explore manifestations of cultural identity through urban studies or anything else that you feel is a further exploration or discussion related to the field of urban studies.

Please upload 250 word abstract proposals on any aspect of Urban Studies to the Urban Studies area,

[UPDATE] Explore the Significance/Identity of Place: Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:38pm
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Megan Cannella/ PAMLA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2014)
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Geocritical Approaches to 20th and 21st-Century Literatures (PAMLA 2014 - Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

2014 Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 31 - November 2, 2014
Riverside, CA
Deadline: May 15, 2014

Through a geocritical focus, the goal of this panel is to explore the significance of spatial identity. Building on the "Familiar Spirits" theme of the conference, this panel will focus on the spirit and identity of an area and its people. Topics can vary from an ecocritical approach to a tribal community's relationship with the spirit of land, to the spatial identity of post 9/11 urban landscapes, or anywhere in between.

[UPDATE] Cultural Cross-Currents in the Indian Ocean 8th / 9th September, 2014

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
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Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, Lancashire, UK

CULTURAL CROSS-CURRENTS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN – THE CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University (UK)
Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September 2014

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Professor John McLeod of Leeds University - whose acclaimed publications include Beginning Postcolonialism; Postcolonial London: Rewriting the Metropolis and the Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies.
Dr Claire Chambers, Lecturer in Global Literatures at York University; Editor of The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and author of British Muslim Fictions.
Chiew-Siah Tei, prizewinning Malaysian novelist and author of The Mouse Deer Kingdom and Little Hut of Leaping Fishes

[UPDATE] Global Diasporas for 2014 PAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:02pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
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"Global Diasporas." A Special Session for PAMLA Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2014

This special session has been approved for the 2014 Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) Conference in Riverside, California from October 31 to November 2, 2014.

We are interested in papers looking at literary texts and cultural productions that examine the relations between diasporas and their homelands and hostlands. Although the theme of the conference is "Familiar Spirits," we welcome papers on literary and cultural representations of diaspora, migration, and globalization that are not linked to this particular theme.

PAMLA 2014 Children's Literature (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 7:08am
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Oct 31-Nov 2, Riverside, CA)
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Submission Deadline: May 15

This panel invites proposals on any topic of study involving children's literature. Any theory or critical approaches to children's literature are welcome. Proposals attending to the conference theme about the familiar are additionally welcome.

Proposals should be 250 words and an additional 50 word abstract. All proposals need to be submitted through the PAMLA organization's submission system at http://www.pamla.org/2014/proposals

[UPDATE] Security and Hospitality: New Literary Perspectives

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 3:09am
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Call for Contributions to an Edited Volume of Essays
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In exile in the early 1940s, Stefan Zweig looked back on his youth in pre-war Vienna as the 'golden age of security'. In Zweig's narrative, a shared sense of private and public stability was soon shattered by the onslaughts of two world wars, giving rise to a generation perceived to have 'long since struck the word "security" from [its] vocabulary as a myth'. Yet immediately following the war, the very word 'security' began to acquire a new currency and resonance which intensified through the paranoid military and diplomatic manoeuvrings of the Cold War and has increasingly come to define our own digital age.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology (Southern California, 10/31/14 - 11/2/14)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:28pm
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Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This is an approved standing session for the 2014 annual conference of the Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA) in the sunny locale of Riverside in Southern California on 10/31/14 through 11/2/14.

Teaching with the Internet and Technology is a well-attended, standing session seeks to foster a discussion amongst academics about the real-world practices and implications of utilizing technology to teach. The panel will examine and explore the multifaceted way in which the tech world is changing teaching both inside and outside of the classroom.

CFP Queerness and Games Conference

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 5:14pm
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Queerness and Games
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Call for Speakers
Deadline June 15, 2014

The Queerness and Games Conference
Theme: "Difference at Play"
UC Berkeley, October 25 and 26, 2014
qgcon.com // @qgcon // qgconference@gmail.com

The second annual Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), hosted at UC Berkeley on October 25 and October 26, 2014, is happy to invite proposals for conference sessions now through June 15. Applicants will be notified by July 15. To submit, see instructions below.

CFP: Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:27pm
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The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation
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The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center announces an international conference

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

To be held at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center 26‒27 March 2015

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature (Deadline May 15th) PAMLA Conf. 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:04pm
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PAMLA
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

[Possibility of inclusion in a collection)

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

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